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Michael Jackson On The Wall

September 21, 2017 • By

Following our news yesterday about the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, here comes more information and how to book tickets!

This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018). read more

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Michael Jackson’s impact on art explored in London show

September 20, 2017 • By

Andyt Warhol’s 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson, which will be shown as part of the gallery’s On the Wall exhibition next summer.
Photograph: Roland White/NPG/PA

Late singer will be subject of exhibition at National Portrait Gallery next year looking at ‘untold story’ of his influence on art

Michael Jackson is to be the subject of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery looking at the late singer’s influence on art.

The London gallery said that, almost 10 years after Jackson’s death, the way he inspired contemporary artists was “an untold story”.

Michael Jackson: On the Wall will open next summer to coincide with what would have been the star’s 60th birthday. The show, featuring loaned items from around the world, will be curated by the gallery’s director, Nicholas Cullinan. read more

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Michael Jackson Convention to Rock London in 3 weeks time!

September 11, 2017 • By

Europe loves Michael Jackson! and Michael loved us, which is why he spent so much time here. On September 30, Kingvention – The MJ Convention will be taking place in London where we’re going to get the chance to spent 15 full hours (15!) celebrating the world’s greatest entertainer!

Kingvention is open to fans of all ages and is the perfect forum to meet other fans, hear stories, meet special guests and party in to the early hours of Sunday morning.

This year, Kingvention is welcoming three special guests who worked with Michael Jackson: read more

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Kenya: The ‘King of Pop’ Lives On in Okoth’s Paintings

August 17, 2017 • By

Leave Me Alone, a young Michael Jackson with dark skin and a broad nose stands with hands in his pocket and an abstracted look while outstretched hands reach out to him. PHOTO | KARI MUTU| NMG

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why Kenyan artist Oliver Okoth turns his favourite music into paintings.

“If the musician had a paint brush as opposed to his microphone, and the tunes were canvas art, how would it look?” asked Okoth.

His current collection, showing at the Nairobi National Museum, is an ode to the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson.

He has reproduced historic photos of Michael as a boy, a man, and with the Jackson Five, each painting labelled with lyrics from his songs. read more

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ turns 35, new MJ artifacts displayed at Grammy Museum

August 10, 2017 • By

Even the Grammy Museum is celebrating Thriller 35!

Yep, the number one, best-selling album of all-time has marked another milestone, and so to celebrate, The Grammy Museum in LA has rolled out some amazing artifacts from The King of Pop!

“It was really difficult to get them,” Grammy Museum curator Nwaka Onwusa shared. “We worked with some great collectors and obviously the Michael Jackson estate who provided artifacts to this exhibit.”

And that includes the “Gloved One’s” famed military style jackets from back in the day, including one which weighs as much as 15 to 20 pounds! read more